UPDATE: Teen shot and killed early Friday, 1 arrested - FOX34 Lubbock

UPDATE: Teen shot and killed early Friday, 1 arrested

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Scene of the shooting April 24, 2020 Scene of the shooting April 24, 2020

Update from the Lubbock Police Department:

Lubbock Police and TAG Officers arrested 19-year-old David Ruth for the murder of 17-year-old Darrean Lee Nichols at approximately 5:30 p.m. April 24 in the 200 block of Avenue S.

At approximately 2:45 a.m. April 24, 17-year-old Darrean Lee Nichols and 18-year-old Brianna Garza were in the 100 block of Avenue M when an altercation occurred. Both Nichols and Garza were shot and drove to a residence in the 1700 block of East 1st Place.

Darrean was transported to UMC by EMS where he was later pronounced deceased. Garza was transported to CMC by a private vehicle but, had non-life threatening injuries and was later released.

Ruth was arrested and transported to the Lubbock County Detention Center. He is being held on $150,000 bond.

A teenager was shot and killed early Friday morning in east Lubbock.

Police say Darrean Lee Nichols, 17, and Brianna Garza, 18, were involved in some sort of altercation on Avenue M near First Street. They were both shot, then driven to a home on East First Place near MLK Blvd.

An ambulance took Nichols to the hospital, where he died. A private vehicle took Garza, who was treated and released. 

The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit is investigating. 


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